Region: Ecuador

Ecuador and the UN sign agreement to fight corruption

15 September 2021

US nets guilty plea in Ecuador pension bribery scheme

The individual, a former manager at a private Ecuadorian company, admitted to taking bribes from an investment adviser accused of being at the centre of the scheme.

12 July 2021

Swiss OAG investigates commodity trader’s alleged Ecuador bribes

Swiss authorities have opened a criminal investigation after a former employee of a Geneva-based commodity trader pleaded guilty in the US to bribing officials at Ecuador’s state oil company.

30 June 2021

Former government official investigated for PetroEcuador bribery found dead

24 May 2021

Ecuador urged to investigate state oil company officials in $63 million corruption case

An independent watchdog in Ecuador alleges that former executives at state oil company PetroEcuador embezzled $63 million in public funds through contracts for high-octane fuel.

04 May 2021

PetroEcuador is again denied restitution

A Brooklyn federal judge rejected the state oil company’s request for compensation at the sentencing of a contractor who paid millions in bribes to PetroEcuador officials.

19 April 2021

Ecuador to arrest state comptroller in PetroEcuador corruption probe

14 April 2021

DOJ oil trading case turns to ex-Gunvor employee

Gunvor, a Geneva-based energy trading company, says it is cooperating with the US bribery investigation.

06 April 2021

UK authorities eye Ecuador corruption case

A former top Ecuadorian insurance official has been cooperating with authorities in the US and UK over a “variety of investigations”, court documents say.

23 March 2021

US pursues another Ecuadorian bribery scheme

US prosecutors brought charges against two Ecuadorian citizens over an alleged scheme to bribe officials at the South American country’s public police pension fund.

02 March 2021

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